Prince William, Duke of Cambridge born 21 June 1982
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Important years of life
Prince William then underwent helicopter flying training in order to become a full-time pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force in early 2009.
In January 2009, William transferred his commission to the RAF and was promoted to Flight Lieutenant
In 2009, a private office was set up for William by his grandmother, with Sir David Manning as his adviser
William married Catherine Middleton on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey.
William returned to St Andrews in February 2011 as patron of the university’s 600th Anniversary Appeal
In November 2011, he participated in a search and rescue mission involving a sinking cargo ship in the Irish Sea, when as a co-pilot, he helped rescue two sailors.
In March 2011, the Duke and Duchess set up a gift fund held by The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry to allow well-wishers who wanted to give them a wedding gift to donate money to
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21 June 1982 – 29 April 2011: His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales
29 April 2011 – present: His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge
in Scotland: 29 April 2011 – present: His Royal Highness The Earl of Strathearn
In 2011, the Canadian Heraldic Authority introduced a personal heraldic flag for the Duke of Cambridge’s use in Canada. It is the Royal Arms of Canada in banner form defaced with a blue
roundel surrounded by a wreath of gold maple leaves and shells, within which is a depiction of a “W” surmounted by a coronet. Above the roundel is a white label of three points, charged with a
The couple’s first child, Prince George, was born on 22 July 2013,
and their second, Princess Charlotte, was born on 2 May 2015.
On 13 July 2015, the Duke started his new job, which he felt was a natural progression from his
previous job as a search-and-rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force
In 2015, Prince William visited Beijing, Shanghai and Yunnan in China from 1 to 4 March. Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed him as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the
British royal family in almost three decades